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When it comes to picnics, patio parties, and potlucks, one side dish reigns supreme—potato salad. Creamy or chunky, mellow or tangy, a salad starring spuds is guaranteed to tickle your taste buds—and bring out the best in other foods. This one-of-a-kind cookbook brings you 65 spectacular potato salad recipes—one for every palate and every plate.
Potato salad is as American as the Fourth of July, and inside you'll find lots of home-style recipes, each with a tasty twist that makes it special—Farmer's Market Salad (with peas, sweet onions, and chives), Grilled Potato Salad (with beer and caraway), and Double Tater Salad (with sweet potatoes, raisins, and smoked paprika), to name just a few. But you'll also find tempting tater recipes from around the world, such as German Warm Potato Salad (with bacon and apple cider vinegar) and Potato Salad Olé (with chiles, cumin, and lime juice).
For author Debbie Moose, potato salad is too versatile to disappear during cool weather—and too good to remain a mere side dish. You'll discover more than 25 recipes for "Uptown Taters" that pair perfectly with elegant indoor meals—Tarragon-Lemon Potato Salad, Tuscan Taters (with capers, basil, and sun-dried potatoes), and even Spuds Step Out (with caviar!). And if you're looking for an easy one-dish meal, try a "Spud Supper" such as Potato Salad with Crab or Spring Ham Salad.
Illustrated with more than 35 gorgeous color photographs and featuring savvy tips on selecting and cooking potatoes, Potato Salad is just what you need to rediscover your roots—and put together tasty tater salads for every occasion. So invite some friends, boil some potatoes, and get creative. This spud's for you!
About the Author
Debbie Moose is a freelance writer, cookbook author, and teacher of writing and cooking classes. Her monthly column “Sunday Dinner” has appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer since 1998. Her work has also appeared in Southern Living, and one of her essays was selected for the inaugural edition of Cornbread Nation 1: The Best of Southern Food Writing, compiled by the Southern Foodways Alliance. She is a former food editor of the Raleigh News & Observer.
Moose grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with parents who tended such a large vegetable garden that they never had to buy canned vegetables or tomato sauce. There, Moose learned about the wonderful flavor of fresh ingredients. She earned her degree in journalism from The University of North Carolina and began working as a reporter, first for the Salisbury Post and then for the News & Observer. She combined her interests in food and writing as the editor of the News & Observer’s food section for seven years, during which time it was twice named best section in the U.S. for its circulation category by the Association of Food Journalists.
Moose is now a national-award-winning freelance writer. She has also been recognized for her volunteer work at a Raleigh agency that assists victims of domestic violence, where she is a counselor. She has taught several cooking classes and writing workshops, and volunteers with a literacy organization to teach English as a second language. An ardent college basketball fan since childhood, Moose lives with her husband in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Visit Debbie’s blog, Moose Munchies at DebbieMoose.com.